Belonging in Brixton

An Ethnography of Migrant West Indian Elders in Brixton, London

Authors: Allwood, Audrey

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  • Examines how relations are maintained and connections lost during long-term transnational migration
  • Studies the impact of migration on individuals and the social networks
  • Offers a close ethnography, informed by oral history, interviews, and genealogy, of a Caribbean migrant community
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This volume provides a unique perspective on elderly working-class West Indian migrants in the UK, particularly examining how they negotiate their sense of belonging. Utilizing the life span gaze and including elements of oral history and narrative, this ethnography provides rich insight into the ordinary lives, migratory circumstances, social networks, and interactions with the state as residents in a sheltered housing scheme in Brixton, London. The author further compiles a variety of genealogy charts, providing a uniquely vivid scholarly analysis of the Caribbean migrant experience both in a “place” and through space and time. Ultimately, this work contemplates how communities face change whilst at once developing a local symbolic cultural site, navigating adaptation to new economic and social environments.

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Audrey Allwood is Visiting Research Fellow in Anthropology at Goldsmiths, University of London, where she is undertaking postdoctoral research in Caribbean migrants and successive generations, uncovering notions of belonging and well-being in an era with vast, fast-paced social change.


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Belonging in Brixton
Book Subtitle
An Ethnography of Migrant West Indian Elders in Brixton, London
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-54598-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-54598-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-54597-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXI, 321
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 35 illustrations in colour
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